Jim Costa is considered a hard-working legislator. He works hard in Washington representing California’s 16th Congressional District, deeply involved in some of our most important issues – water security, agriculture, transportation and clean air. He works hard in the district, helping us keep air service to Merced County, among other issues. He works hard for constituents, or so we’ve been told.
Calling California’s 8th Senate District sprawling is an understatement. It includes all or part of 10 counties, stretching from the edge of Sacramento to Yosemite National Park through Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks to Death Valley. It borders Nevada on the east and touches much of the San Joaquin Valley in the west.
There might not be a more dramatic example of the dangers of police work than the shooting spree that left two sheriff’s deputies dead and a deputy and a bystander wounded Friday in Northern California.
There’s an adage about everyone deserving a second act in life. Gov. Jerry Brown is finishing Act 3 and about to embark on a curtain call. If the polls are any indication, his reviews are better now than they’ve ever been.
Opponents of Proposition 1 – the state’s first comprehensive water infrastructure bond proposal in a generation – are trying to convince voters that fears over money should outweigh their long-term best interests. But what happens if Proposition 1 fails? What will that cost Californians?
Everyone wants to feel safe in their home. But apparently not even our president, living in the world’s most recognizable house, is safe from intruders. No wonder President Barack Obama requested the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.
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